Kanyakumari, the tip of India

  There are a very few countries which can boast of geographical features as that of India. With mountains at one end and sea at another, India is a geographic marvel. But the most unique feature is not this geographical diversity, but the fact that water from three different water bodies (The Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and The Indian Ocean) confluences at a single place. This place is Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India. Kanyakumari is a coastal town located in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It was formerly known as Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari is included in the itinerary of almost all the tourists who visit Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The town derives its name from the oldest landmark of this town, the temple of Goddess Kumari. A Hindu legend says that Kanya Devi was an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, and was supposed to marry Lord Shiva, but he failed to turn up for the wedding. Thus, Kanya Devi became Kanya Kumari, a virgin goddess (Kumari means unmarried girl). The most ancient landmark of this town is the temple of Goddess Kumari. The temple is one of the Shakti Peetha. The temple and the adjoining ghat don’t

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Karnataka – cultural, scneic, beautiful.

Karnataka, the eighth largest state of India, the fifth most popular tourist destination of India has a lot to offer to its tourists. Karnataka is the home of culture and tradition as the Carnatic music has originated form Karnataka. It is also well known for its architecture, scenic beauty and Temples. Some of the best tourism places in Karnataka are: Jog falls Sagara Tauka, located in Shimoga district is the home of India’s second highest plunge waterfall i.e. Gerosoppa Falls, popularly known as Jog Falls. Jog falls is surrounded by exuberant landscape, which will completely blow you out of your mind. Those who like trekking and nature ought to visit the Jog Falls. Hampi Hampi, the former capital of the Vijaynagara Empire is a UNESCO accredited World heritage site. The astounding architectural marvels of the ruins of Hampi are indeed a visual treat to all the tourists. Bangalore Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, the Silicon Valley of India, the 3rd most populous city of India, is also a famous tourist destination. Bangalore is well known for its nightclubs and it is the safest city in India to go clubbing at. Bangalore is also called as ‘the garden city’ due to

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Honeymoon destinations of South India

Tourist places of south India India is a diverse country and is filled with culture, scenic beauty, tradition, wildlife, beaches, hills, mountains, valleys, etc. India is indeed a paradise so why go to other foreign destinations to spend you honeymoon, when the best is in India? There are a lot of awesome, picturesque and fantastic honeymoon spots in India but the best of them are in south India and today I am about to tell you about some of the awesome honeymoon destinations in South India and they are: • Goa Goa, the land of beaches, is the best honeymoon of India and is often referred to as a ‘honeymooner’s paradise’. The pristine palm fringed beaches of Goa, will ensure that you have an awesome time lying side by side and enjoying the cool breeze and the company of your partner. If you are a honeymooner then avoid the crowded beaches of Calangute and Baga, instead visit the Dona Paula beach, Vagator beach, Mandrem beach, Agonda beach, etc. If you and your partner are a pair of Adrenaline junkies then Calangute beach will be good for you guys, as one can try out many cool water sports like skiing, surfing,

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A must visit destination- Coorg

Coorg, also known as Kodagu is an administrative district in Karnataka and it occupies 4,102 square kilometers of area in Southwestern Karnataka’s Western Ghats. This district is rated as top tour destinations of India as it includes many places to visit and these places are responsible for tourist attraction here. Some places comprise Talakaveri, a place where river Kaveri originates. Also, a manmade island and a picnic spot near Kushalangara, is the Nisharghadhama that is formed by the Kaveri River. In the Brahmagiri hill Range is the Irruppu Falls and is a sacred spot. A scenic waterfall 5 km away from Madikeri is the Abbey Falls and 25 km away from Madikeri is the Mallali Falls that are on the way of Abbey falls and take a right from there and so they create a distance of 25 km from the Abbey falls. South indian tourism is incomplete without Coorg. The district also has a national park and wildlife resort named Nagarahole. On the bank of river kaveri is a place called Dubare that is a training camp and a main elephant capturing camp of the forest department at its edge. Then comes one of the most beautiful temple in

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Summer destinations of South India

Well the summers are here and so is the sweltering heat and of course nothing beats the heat like planning a vacation to the beaches or the hill stations. Hence, today I am going to tell you about some of the fantastic summer destinations in the south of India, which will relieve you from the heat and will prove as a refreshing and rejuvenating holiday. So read on to find out about the picturesque beaches and cooling hill stations of south India. ·         Goa Goa, the land of beaches, is a perfect destination to go and chill out this summer. Goa is one of the best honeymoon spots in India and a party hub. If you are a bachelor out with your friends in Goa, then the Calangute beach and the Baga beach are perfect for you. Baga beach and Calangute beach are the most crowded beaches of Goa and are lined with food and wine shacks. If you are a couple wanting to enjoy a quite weekend in Goa, then the Vagator beach, Dona Paula beach, the Anjuna beach are perfect for you. If you are a family guy, then head to Calangute beach as you and your family

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Tourist destinations of South India

The south of India is a place of gods, culture, tradition, festivals, backwaters, beaches, history, beaches, hill stations, Vedas, Ayurveda, architecture, Carnatic music, Bharatnataym, idli, dosa, vada, etc. South India has a lot in store, it has a lot to offer to its tourists, a lot to give and a lot to experience. Today I am going to tell you about some of the places to visit in south India and they are as follows: ·         Hampi Hampi, a small village in Karnataka, forms a part of the mighty ruins of the mighty empire of Vijaynagar. Hampi was the capital of Vijaynagar and it is also a UNESCO World heritage site and is known as Group of Monuments at Hampi. Hampi is indeed a feast to the eyes of an architecture lover. The mighty structures, the beautifully carved palaces, the rolling courtyards, the marble fountains, the divine temples, etc. will awe you by their beauty. Hence, a visit to the ruins of Hampi is a must. ·         Coorg Coorg, often referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’, is a hill station located in Karnataka. Coorg is a scenic destination and it is also a honeymoon destination. It is a perfect

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A holy trip to Sabari Mala

Summers are here and if you want to make a holy trip and a trip to peace and divinity then you ought to visit Sabari malai, the abode of Lord Ayyapa and one of the most important temples in the whole of South India. Sabari mala ranks first in ‘Kerala places to visit’ list. Located in the Western Ghats and situated amidst seven hills, Sabari malai, located in of Pathanamthitta District of Perunad grama in Kerala is one of the most visited temples in the whole world. Nearly 100 million pilgrims visit Sabari mala every year after observing 41 days of fast and pursuing the strenuous forest path, which is said to be of approximately 52 kilometers from Erumely. One has to first cross the Aludha Mountains, then Karimala, then Cheriyanavattom and Valliyanavattom after which comes the Pamba River. After crossing, the river one has to reach Aranmula kottaram and finally climb the Neeli mala to reach Sabari mala. Before visiting the temple one has to observe a 41 days fast, go to temple daily, wear black clothes, bathe twice a day, abstain from sex, smoking drinking, foul language, etc. Sabari mala temples is the only Hindu temple in the

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God’s Own Country- Kerala

Located in the south-west region of India, Kerala is a place simply to sit back and enjoy. The name Kerala means land of coconuts and it is also a prominent spice exporter. It seems to be a charming paradise for the tourists. Kerala state is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world having an increment in the tourist in-flow every year. It is considered as one of the ‘ten paradises of the world’ and ‘one of the 100 great trips of 21st century’. It even overtook Taj Mahal and became one of the best-traveled destinations in India. Tourists here are respected by all as tourism was declared as an industry in Kerala and it was the first state in India to do so. The government looks forward to this industry by organizing various projects like Kerala Tourism Development Corporation. The state’s tourism industry was proved to be a better source of income for the state as well as local people by providing employment to many unemployed people. Coconuts, tea, coffee, spies and cashew are the specialties of Kerala. Kerala is known for ecotourism, mountaineering, trekking, and bird watching programs especially in Western Ghats. The intricate coconut groves, the

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The all in one state of Goa

Goa, the smallest state in India, is a famous tourist destination. People from all over the country and abroad come to enjoy the beauty of Goa. It is famous for its lush greenery, Portuguese Architecture, and various bars, restaurants and casinos. Goa is a popular weekend gateway among those who reside in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Karnataka. The most popular casino in Goa is the Casino Royale Goa, which opened in 2005, and it held the World Gaming festival from September 23 to 26, 2011, which is said to be the biggest gaming festival India has ever had. The Basilica of Bom Jesus also known as the Borea Jezuchi Bajilika, is certified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Built in 1605, it is stands as one of the best examples of Baroque Architecture in India. The Basilica holds the mortal remains of Saint Francis Xavier. If you are fond of birds you can go to the Salim Ali Sanctuary. Expanding over more than four hundred acres it is the house of many beautiful birds, which are just a delight to watch. The ‘Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina’, also known as Se Cathedral, is a world famous tourist destination in India.

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Vijayawada – the place of victory

Vijayawada, the ‘Place of Victory’ is the third largest city of Andhra Pradesh, a major cultural center and an amazing tourist destination. Situated on the banks of the River Krishna, it happens to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. This is a city renowned for its people, buildings and shrines. The Indrakeeladri Hills houses one of the most important temples of the South, The Durga Temple. The old but beautiful St. Mary’s Church has many ancient relics and beautiful gifts. The famous Hazratbal Mosque of Vijayawada contains and displays a relic of Prophet Mohammed once a year. A must visit place in Vijayawada is the Prakasam Barrage. Stretching more than a thousand meters over the River Krishna, if offers a spectacular and photogenic view of the river. It was originally built in 1855 and was reconstructed in 1957 by the Government. The Rajiv Gandhi Park at the entrance of Vijayawada welcomes the city’s visitors with its impressive horticulture and lush greenery. It is a huge park complete with a mini zoo. The Victoria Museum is a place not to miss when visiting this incredible city. It is more than a hundred years old, with several

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